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General / Preventative Dentistry

General / Preventative Dentistry

M.V. Cannon can use a variety of dental services to maintain your smile!

Have you found yourself looking for a dentist in the Fort Worth area who can provide services to meet the needs of every member of your family? Dr. M.V. Cannon has the experience you want in a professional, high-tech, and conveniently located office that can treat your entire household. If you would like to maintain or improve your oral health with services from our Ft. Worth practice, please call us today. Dental care from Dr. Cannon can recreate your smile!

Before we start treating your smile, Dr. M.V. Cannon will want to check on overall oral health. We see patients twice a year for general and preventive dentistry examinations. These services are beneficial for our Ft. Worth patients because we can use this time to help you maintain your healthy smile!

Experienced General Dentist Dr. Cannon Creates a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Maintaining good dental health is an important component to a healthy lifestyle. Dr. M V Cannon recommends a dental visit at least every 6 months in order to keep your smile in great shape. When your dental examination uncovers dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease or other damage to your teeth, it’s important to take care of the problem right away.

About General Dentistry

As your general dentist, Dr. M V Cannon is focused on helping you maintain optimal oral health. As your primary dental care provider, Dr. Cannon can provide almost all dental care services right in his Fort Worth dental office. His goal is to deliver comprehensive diagnostic and restorative dental care with efficiency and convenience. When you engage in regular dental visits, it is easy to detect problems early and restore your oral health, providing you with a lifetime of healthy smiles.

As a part of your general dental care, Dr. Cannon will assess your overall oral health including dental concerns such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum health
  • Stability of previous dental restorations
  • Examination for abnormal oral tissue
  • TMJ health and assessment of your bite
  • Dental hygiene instruction and recommendations
  • Your concerns about your dental health and aesthetics

When dental problems are detected, Dr. Cannon will work with you to devise a plan for addressing and correcting these problems. You can have confidence that your general dentist will take your desires and needs into consideration when helping you plan for general dentistry restorations.

Strong Foundations for Healthy Smiles

A healthy smile needs a firm foundation of proper homecare and regular preventive dentistry. Dr. Cannon stresses prevention and educates patients about the best ways to keep teeth and gums strong for a lifetime. As an experienced practitioner of general dentistry, he knows that lasting oral health occurs when the patient and dentist work together.

What is Preventive Dentistry?

The prevention and reversal of disease such as tooth decay and gum disease is the primary goal of preventive dentistry. Regular dental care and early detection of dental problems saves you time and can spare you the expense of extensive dental work. Brushing and flossing at home is simply not enough to ensure healthy teeth and gums that will last a lifetime. Your dental examination involves the use of modern dental technology, together with professional dental cleanings to detect most dental problems before they become advanced enough to require extensive dental treatment.

Dr. M V Cannon recommends a dental check- up and cleaning every 3-6 months. Using modern technology and advanced dental techniques, Dr. Cannon and the team at his Fort Worth dental office will keep your smile healthy and bright.

Utilizing advanced diagnostic tools such as digital x-ray, digital imaging and Diagno-dent laser cavity detection, Dr. Cannon is able to diagnose problems and potential problems before they become advanced.

Dental Hygiene and Professional Teeth Cleaning

One of the most important steps in your dental care plan involves having your teeth professionally cleaned by our licensed dental hygienist. Our dental hygiene department offers you some of the greatest resources available in preventive dental care. At the Fort Worth dental practice of Dr. M V Cannon, you will find that patient education is one of our most valuable tools in preventive dentistry. The more you know and understand about your dental health, the better equipped you are to maintain your dental health at home.

In addition to professional teeth cleaning, your dental hygiene team may utilize educational tools such as short videos about your dental condition, digital imaging and advanced laser cavity detection to help you understand your dental health. These tools can help you make decisions to support good dental hygiene at home.

Your Dental Cleaning Procedure

When you visit our Fort Worth dental office for your dental cleaning appointment, it might help to know what you should expect. In addition to being greeted with a warm welcome, our team has your best interests at heart, and will make every effort to provide you with comfortable, courteous service with efficiency that is respectful of your time. Our dental hygienist will lead you to her treatment area and interview you about your dental health concerns. She will make note of any problems you have encountered and provide tips and instruction for addressing any home dental care concerns you may have. Often, a series of digital dental x-rays will be taken in order to examine the health of your teeth.

Your dental hygienist will perform a painless examination of your teeth and gums to detect any problems. She will use a special instrument to remove any tartar or calculus build up which cannot be removed with regular brushing. After that, a professional teeth cleaning procedure will help remove stains, clean in the areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush and polish your teeth to a gleaming shine. Dr. Cannon will also perform an examination of your teeth and discuss your needs with you.

Your dental hygiene appointment is a good time to discuss any dental health concerns you may have. Your dental hygienist is a knowledgeable professional who can help you find ways to maintain your healthy smile at home. She can help you understand behaviors and habits which can damage or stain your teeth, recommend home care for the prevention of decay, and discuss habits and techniques to help you maintain your gum health.

Call our dental care consultants today to get started on the road to optimal dental health by becoming a patient of Dr. Cannon.